On this page, you will find a list of popular crabbing locations. By no means is it comprehensive. But if you know about a good crabbing place, submit it to the interactive map below by clicking the “Add” button at the top right of the map.


Where to Crab in Maryland

  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Point Lookout
  • Solomon’s Island fishing pier
  • Flag Ponds Nature Park
  • Jonas Green State Park on the Severn River
  • Wye River
  • Nans Cove
  • North Beach Pier on the Chesapeake Bay
  • Sandy Pointe State Park
  • Thompson Creek
  • Rhodes River
  • Chester River
  • Kings Landing Park
  • Bush River
  • Matapeake State Park
  • Romancoke Pier
  • Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park
  • Assawoman and Sinepuxtent bays
  • Kent Narrows

Where to Crab in Florida

  • Amelia River at Fort Clinch State Park
  • Simpson Creek
  • Hickory Mound Impoundment
  • Banana River
  • Anclote River
  • Sykes Creek Inlet, Merritt Island
  • Indian River
  • St. Lucie River
  • Jack Island Bridge
  • Daytona Beach waterways
  • Goodland Bay
  • Ten Thousand Islands
  • Halifax River
  • Goat Creek
  • Tampa Bay
  • Destin

Where to Crab in Washington

Northern Puget Sound:

  • Birch Bay
  • Padilla Bay
  • Admiralty Inlet
  • Skagit Bay
  • Port Susan

Central Puget Sound:

  • Port Madison by Bainbridge Island
  • Neah Bay
  • Apple Cove Point
  • Hood Canal
  • Twanoh State Park
  • Deception Pass

Southern Puget Sound:

  • Case Inlet
  • Nisqually Reach
  • Carr Inlet
  • Poverty Bay





Where to Crab in Delaware

  • Rehoboth Bay
  • Holts Landing State Park
  • Augustine Beach
  • Herring Creek
  • Indian River
  • Woodland Beach
  • Delaware Seashore State Park
  • Gull Point
  • Saint Jones River

Where to Crab in New York

  • Captree State Park
  • Patchogue
  • Silly Lilly Fishing Station
  • Bay Park
  • Seaford
  • Point Lookout Pier
  • Tanner Park
  • Canarsie Pier

Where to Crab in North Carolina

  • Currituck Sound
  • Roanoke Island
  • Albemarle
  • Pamlico Sound
  • Sunset Beach
  • Holden Beach
  • Colington area of Kill Devil Hills
  • Avon Harbor
  • Hatteras Inlet
  • Lake Mattamuskeet

Where to Crab in South Carolina

  • McClellanville
  • James Island County Park
  • Folly Beach County Park Fishing Pier
  • Saint Helena Sound
  • Murrells Inlet

Where to Crab in Virginia

  • Chincoteague
  • Messick Point
  • Lynnhaven inlet
  • Lafayette River
  • Virginia Beach

Where to Crab in Massachusetts

  • Wareham
  • Weweantic
  • Nantucket sound coastline

Where to Crab in Louisiana

  • Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
  • Lake Pontchartrain
  • Cameron Parish
  • Bonnet Carre Spillway
  • Creole Nature Trail
  • Elmer’s Island Refuge
  • The Mandeville Fishing Pier
  • Lake Manchac
  • Grand Isle

Where to Crab in Oregon

  •  Alsea Bay
  • Yaquina Bay
  • Columbia River Estuary
  • Tillamook Bay
  • Coos Bay Astoria
  • Siletz Bay
  • Brookings Jetty
  • Pacific City
  • Winchester Bay
  • Netarts Bay
  • Salmon River Bay

Where to Crab in California

  •  Bodega Bay
  • Humboldt Bay
  • Tomales Bay
  • Crescent City
  • Doran Park Beach
  • Fort Point Pier
  • Muni Pier
  • Pier 7 in SF
  • Pacifica Pier
  • Half Moon Bay

Where to Crab in New Jersey

  • Manahawkin Bay
  • Great Bay
  • Windward Beach off Princeton Avenue
  • Bass River Bridge in New Gretna
  • Berkeley Island County Park
  • Navesink River
  • Shrewsbury River
  • Dividing Creek




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